*Safe-haven currencies gain as Russia- Ukraine tension flares. LONDON, Aug 22- The yen and the Swiss francs rose against the euro on Friday, helped by safe-haven inflows after a Russian aid convoy crossed into Ukraine without permission from Kiev, rattling investors.» Read More
There is a risk of another recession next year, protectionism could cause major problems in 2011 and recent stock market strength could be curtailed, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC Monday.
Even as they ring in the holidays, traders are looking ahead to January and wondering if—and when—stocks will give back some of their bullish December advance.
The bulls may be running down Wall Street now, but traders are still kept up at night by events they believe could happen in 2011 to derail this rally.
With more than 30 years of experience as a currency and commodities trader, Dennis Gartman on Thursday revealed his three rules to trade by in the new year.
Portugal had its credit rating downgraded Thursday by the Fitch Ratings agency amid mounting concerns over the country's ability to raise money in the markets to finance its hefty borrowings.
Reports on weekly jobless claims and durable goods could make Thursday morning the busiest trading session of the week, but a shortened day for bonds and commodities markets could quickly turn the session into a sleeper.
The Fast Money Traders debate whether China buying Portugal's debt is a sign of Euro-zone health.
A crisis in the municipal bond market in the US would be similar to the one sweeping through the euro zone now, Steven Major, global head of fixed income research at HSBC, told CNBC Wednesday.
European shares were expected to open little changed Wednesday, with investors avoiding strong bets at the tail end of the year.
Existing home sales and revisions to third-quarter GDP are among the highlights for Wednesday's stock market, which could continue its quiet drift higher.
Fast Money’s Karen Finerman focuses on the stellar earnings of a trucking supplier
European stocks were seen rising Tuesday, mirroring gains in Asia and extending their Christmas rally.
Stocks traded mixed ahead in lackluster trading, although the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new two-year highs on thin gains amid a lack of economic news. Alcoa and 3M rose, while American Express fell.
Stocks traded narrowly mixed amid thin trading and a lack of economic news as stocks struggled to move beyond recent highs. 3M and Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
The market is pricing in that it's going to be another whippy year for the Euro. Here's why and how to strategize effectively.
The CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX) edged upward Monday. With a new year, rising tensions on the Korean peninsula and global debt fears, should you shift your portfolio allocations? Julian Pendock, partner at Senhouse Capital, offered CNBC his insights.
Stocks slumped after opening higher as the dollar rose, but trading was light at the start of a holiday week. AmEx and Boeing sank, while BofA rose.
Apple will buy Facebook, Congress will block a third round of quantitative easing and the S&P will reach a new all-time high. These are just some of the outrageous predictions for 2011 put forward by Saxo Bank in its annual "Black Swan Exercise."
U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday, but trading was light at the beginning of the week before Christmas.
Why has Britain managed to boldly go into fiscal territory which the US has hitherto ducked? That is the $800 billion question hanging in the air in New York this weekend, after George Osborne, chancellor, visited the city. The FT reports.